Presidential Perspectives Feed Perspectives feed for Official Websiteen-us© 2016 General Conference of Seventh-day ( Presidential Perspectives)ArticlesTYPO3 extension ams_articlesFri, 02 Feb 2018 22:47:12 GMT Presidential Perspectives Feed Reasons Del Delker Touched Our Hearts made the music of Del Delker so touching and appealing to so many of us? Many of us are remembering the Seventh-day Adventist legend after she died Jan. 31, 2018, in Porterville, California. She was 93.  Del Delker was a faithful soloist for the Voice of Prophecy radio broadcast for many years. She worked closely with the Voice of Prophecy quartet, The King’s Heralds, and the various speakers of the Voice of Prophecy down through the years. Her beautiful contralto voice was so warm and...ArticlesFri, 02 Feb 2018 22:18:24 (By Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)What You Need to Know About TMI in Eastern Europe is a special edition of my Q&A column, featuring some of the wonderful things God is doing in Eastern Europe and beyond through Total Member Involvement. May the Lord bless each one of you as you find ways to reach others for Him — wherever you are! Q: What countries in Eastern Europe are hosting these special TMI events, and who participated in them? A: God has so richly blessed everyone participating in this unprecedented lay-driven evangelistic initiative in Europe! Meetings have...ArticlesMon, 06 Mar 2017 17:21:34 (By Ted N.C. Wilson)One Lord, One Faith, One Mission at the Annual Council we have spent almost a week focusing on mission — hearing presentations, taking time to discuss and pray about how we can go forward in our God-given mission as His last day remnant church. And on Oct. 12, the final day of this Annual Council, we will continue to focus on mission and on the soon coming of Jesus Christ. During the Oct. 11 afternoon session, we spent about 2 hours and 40 minutes presenting, discussing, and then voting a document regarding unity in the...ArticlesWed, 12 Oct 2016 15:36:33 (By Ted N.C. Wilson)5 Ways to Encourage Youth in Total Member Involvement Encourage youth to develop a personal relationship with Jesus through daily time in the Word, time in prayer, and through active witnessing and evangelism. Show them by your own example what true faith, authentic Christianity, and discipleship look like as empowered by the Holy Spirit. Encourage them to seek even higher ideals for God’s honor and glory. Time is short. Let’s put away all spiritual pretense. Young people long to see godly, sincere Christianity being lived out in today’s world....ArticlesThu, 28 Jul 2016 09:14:29 (Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)What Your Church Leaders Prayed About at Adventist World Headquarters General Conference Administrative Committee (ADCOM) generally meets every Tuesday to discuss agenda items and process many items for the General Conference and church at large. This Tuesday, July 12, 2016, we met and took an hour at the beginning to discuss the many tragic and dramatic events taking place and to earnestly pray for various places and people. It is so important that our committees or meetings take adequate time to pray together in humble requests to our Heavenly Father for...ArticlesWed, 13 Jul 2016 18:17:11 (Ted N.C. Wilson, president, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)Wilson Visits Grave of Only Adventist Missionary Buried in Rwanda small Seventh-day Adventist delegation led by church president Ted N.C. Wilson made a rare trip to the former campus of the Adventist University of Central Africa in Rwanda with a single goal: to visit the grave of the first and only missionary buried there. Uncertainty hung over the proposed visit to the old Mudende campus, now a military base, until the last minute. The gravesite itself was only pinpointed through the assistance of a former student. But a trek through dirt and high grass,...ArticlesTue, 21 Jun 2016 01:02:00 (Andrew McChesney, news editor, Adventist Review)Wilson Weaves God Into Conversations With World Leaders N.C. Wilson spoke from a brown sofa where he sat flanked by a Muslim cleric and a Seventh-day Adventist pastor. Across from him sat a Jewish leader. Their burly host, Khalid Jamal Alber, a senior official with the Kurdish religious affairs ministry, listened intently from his desk. “Seventh-day Adventists have much in common with our Jewish friends,” Wilson said, motioning to the Jewish leader, who had just joined the protocol meeting in Erbil, capital of Iraq’s autonomous region of...ArticlesFri, 11 Mar 2016 14:49:00 (Andrew McChesney, news editor, Adventist Review)